ROBERT J. WILLIAMS

 

Curriculum Vita

 
 

EDUCATION

 

1993                Ph.D. in Business Administration, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

                                    Major Field:  Strategic Management

                                    Support Field:  International Business 

 

1982                M.S. in Economics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

                                    Major Field:  International Economics

 

1979                M.B.A., Troy State University, Troy, AL.

 

1976                B.S. in Accounting, Troy State University.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2003 – Present             Associate Professor, Department of Management,

                                    Langdale College of Business Administration,

                                    Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.

                                    Courses taught (undergraduate):

                                                Business Policy

                                                Production/Operations Management

                                                Applied Business Statistics

                                    Courses taught (graduate):

                                                Strategic Management

                                                Advanced Quantitative Methods

 

                                    University and Langdale College service:

                                                AOL Communications Task Force (2004)

                                                AOL MBA Program Task Force (2003-present)

                                                AOL Teamwork Task Force (2005-present)

                                                Business Alumni Advisory Board (2003-2004)

                                                Langdale College's 2005 Strategic Planning Task Force (2004)

                                                MBA Program Committee (2003-present)

                                                Promotion and Tenure Committee (2006-present)

                                                VSU Admissions Appeals Review Committee (2006-present)

                                                VSU Faculty Senate (2006-present)

                                                VSU Technology Committee (2006-present)

                                                      

2002 – 2003                Associate Professor, Department of Marketing and Management

                                    University of North Alabama, Florence, AL.

 

1993 – 2002                Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and Management

                                    University of North Alabama, Florence, AL

                                    Courses taught (undergraduate):

                                                Operations Management

                                                Total Quality Management

                                                General Management

                                                Business Policy

                                                Organization Theory

                                    Courses taught (graduate):

                                                Management Policy

                                                Management Issues

                                                EMBA Capstone Project--Quantitative Methods and Research

 

                                    University service: 

                                                SACS Self-study Committee on

                                                        Financial Resources (1999-2002), Chairperson

                                                Faculty Research Committee (1999-2003)

                                                Homecoming Committee (1993-2003)

                                                Library Committee (1993-2003)

                                                Faculty Development Committee (1997-2003)

                                                UNA Faculty Senate (2001-2003, 1995-98) 

                                                Enrollment Planning Committee (1995-96) 

 

1990 – 1993                Instructor, Department of Management

                                    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

                                    Courses taught:  Business Policy and General Management

 

1987 – 1990                Associate Professor, Division of Business

                                    Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, GA

                                    Courses taught:  Economics and Management. 

 

                                    College service: 

                                                Admissions Committee, Chairperson

                                                Curriculum Committee

                                                Discipline Committee

                                                SACS Self‑study Committee (Chairperson,

                                                            financial resources and physical resources sections).

 

1983 – 1987                Assistant Professor, Georgia Military College.

 

1991 – 1993                Adjunct Instructor, School of Business and Industry

                                    Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, FL

                                    Courses taught:

                                                Organizational Behavior

                                                Marketing Management

                                                Macroeconomics.

 

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

2001 – Present             Owner, "Thrifty Shopper", Tallahassee, FL

This retail firm is engaged in the sale of general grocery and various specialty food items.  The firm's primary market area includes Northwest Tallahassee and Havana, FL

 

1984 – 1990                Director of Admissions, Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, GA

Responsible for student recruitment, admissions testing and evaluation, preparation of budgets and reports for the GMC President, the Dean of Student Affairs, the U.S. Department of the Army, and overall supervision of the admissions staff.

 

1983 – 1984                Assistant Director of Admissions, Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, GA

 

1975 – 1983                Manager, Williams Diversified, Donalsonville, GA

Responsible for purchasing and inventory control, accounting and financial control, and employee supervision for this family owned retail firm located in Southwest Georgia

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

 

Refereed Journal Articles:

 

Schnake, M. E., and R. J. Williams.  "Deep South Forest Products:  Management Unfair Labor Practices During Union Decertification?"  Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, (Forthcoming).

 

Schnake, M. E., R. J. Williams, and W. B. Fredenberger. 2007. "Relationships Between Frequency of Use of Career Management Practices and Employee Attitudes, Intention to Turnover, and Job Search Behavior," Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, 11(1):  53-64.

 

Williams, R. J., A. C. Reddy, and P. Holland. 2006. "Save-A-Buck Grocery: Increasing its Sales Through a Raffle," Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 12(5): 1-8.

 

Schnake, M. E., R. J. Williams, and W. B. Fredenberger. 2006. "Women on Boards of Directors: Effects on Firm Social Performance in the Basic Materials and Financial Services Sectors," Journal of Applied Business Research, 22(1): 31-40.

 

Schnake, M. E., W. B. Fredenberger, and R. J. Williams. 2005. "The Influence of Board Characteristics on the Frequency of 10K Investigations of Firms in the Financial Services Sector," Journal of Business Strategies, 22(2): 101-117.

 

Williams, R. J., M. E. Schnake, and W. B. Fredenberger. 2005. "The Impact of Corporate Strategy on a Firm's Reputation," Corporate Reputation Review,  8(3): 187-197.

 

Limpaphayom, W. T., R. J. Williams, and P. A. Fadil.  2005. "Perceived Differences in Sexual Harassment Between Business School Students in the U. S. and Thailand," Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 12(5): 36-48.

 

Fadil, P. A., R. J. Williams, W. T. Limpaphayom, and C. Smatt. 2005. “Equity or Equality? A Conceptual Examination of the Influence of Individualism/Collectivism on the Cross-Cultural Application of Equity Theory,” Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 12(4): 17-35.

 

Williams, R. J., P. A. Fadil, and R. W. Armstrong. 2005. “Top Management Team Tenure and Corporate Illegal Activity: The Moderating Influence of Board Size,” Journal of Managerial Issues, 17(4): 479-493.

 

Armstrong, R. W., R. J. Williams, and J. D. Barrett. 2004."The Impact of Banality, Risky Shift and Escalating Commitment on Ethical Decision Making," Journal of Business Ethics, 53(4): 365-370.

 

Barrett, J. D., R. J. Williams, and J. N. Dyer.  2004. "Economic Issues in Statistical Process Control,"  Journal of Business,

Industry and Economics, 4(1): 1-10.

 

Williams, R. J. 2003. "Women on Corporate Boards of Directors and Their Influence on Corporate Philanthropy,"  Journal of Business Ethics, 42(1): 1-10.

 

Geiger, S. W., H. Rasheed, J. J. Hoffman, and R. J. Williams. 2001. "The Effect of Corporate Strategy and Regulation on the Risk of Electric Utilities," International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 9(2): 172-186.

 

Hoffman, J. J., R. J. Williams, B. T. Lamont, and S. W. Geiger.  2000. "Managerial Tenure and Recovery Following M-Form Reorganization in Diversified Firms," Journal of Business Research, 50(3): 287-296.

 

Williams, R. J., J. D. Barrett, and M. Brabston. 2000. "Managers' Business School Education and Military Service: Possible Links to Corporate Criminal Activity," Human Relations, 53(5): 691-712.

 

Williams, R. J., and J. D. Barrett. 2000. "Corporate Philanthropy, Criminal Activity, and Firm Reputation: Is There a Link?" Journal of Business Ethics, 26(4): 341-350.

 

Crawford, G. L., W. R. Bullard, and R. J. Williams. 1998. "Using Internet Technology in the College Classroom and in Business Training Programs," Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, 6(2): 8-18.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, and L. Rychtanek. 1997. "A Business View of Economics Education: The Need to Balance Application and Theory in the Classroom," Journal of Private Enterprise, 13(1): 126-138.

 

Williams, R. J., R. K. Absher, and J. J. Hoffman. 1997. "Gender Positioning of Discount Stores:  Key Considerations in Appealing to the Baby Busters Generation," Journal of Product and Brand Management, 6(4): 325-333.

 

Williams, R. J., J. J. Hoffman, and B. T. Lamont. 1995. "The Influence of Top Management Team Characteristics on M‑form Implementation Time," Journal of Managerial Issues, 7(4): 466-480.

 

Lamont, B. T., R. J. Williams, and J. J. Hoffman. 1994. "M‑Form Implementation and Performance:  The Impact of Firm Strategy and Implementation Speed," Academy of Management Journal, 37(1): 153‑166.

 

Williams, R. J., B. T. Lamont, and J. J. Hoffman. 1992. "The Impact of Firm Strategy Type on Transition Time for M‑Form Adoption," Journal of Business Strategies, 9(2): 114‑123.

 

Book Chapters:

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, and W. S. Stewart. 1996. "Interactive Teaching and Course Content:  Are We Teaching the Right Things in Schools of Business?"  In Hans E Klein (Ed.), Interactive Teaching and Emerging Technologies, pp. 127-137, WACRA, Boston: MA.

 

Proceedings:

 

Fadil, P. A., R. J. Williams, and W. T. Limpaphayom. 2004. “An Iterative Model Examining the Influences of Culture and Performance and Recipient Performance on Allocation Choice.”  Academy of International Business Southeast Annual Meeting.

 

Fadil, P. A., R. J. Williams, and C. Smatt. 2004. "The Impact of Team Identification, Membership and Performance on Distributive Justice Principles." Business Research Yearbook, International Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Meeting.

 

Armstrong, R. W., R. J. Williams, and J. D. Barrett. 2003. "The Impact of Banality, Risky Shift, and Escalating Commitment on Ethical Decision Making." Proceedings of the Society for Business, Industry, and Economics Annual Meeting.

 

Williams, R. J., J. F. Couch, W. H. Wells, and D. Nelson.  2000. "OSHA Citations and Board of Directors Composition: A Monitoring Effect." Proceedings of the Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines (SWFAD).

 

Crawford, G. L., W. R. Bullard, and R. J. Williams.  1998. "Using Internet Technology in the College Classroom and in Business Training Programs." Proceedings of the Emerging Issues in Business and Technology Conference Annual Meeting.

 

Williams, R. J., and J. D. Barrett.  1998.  "Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Reputation: How Charitable Giving and Criminal Activity Affect the Firm's Good Name." Proceedings of the Southern Management Association Annual Meeting.

 

Williams, R. J., J. D. Barrett, and G. L. Crawford. 1998. "The Dual Components of Corporate Social Responsibility and Their Impact in Firm Reputation." Proceedings of the Southeastern Chapter of INFORMS Annual Meeting.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, R. Sweeney, and T. Singleton. 1998. "Using Internet Web Sites in the College Classroom: Problems and Opportunities." Proceedings of the Southeastern Chapter of INFORMS Annual Meeting.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, R. Sweeney, and T. Singleton. 1998. "Building (Class Specific) Internet Web Sites that Effectively Serve Student Information Needs." Proceedings of the World Association for Case Method Research and Application (WACRA) Annual Meeting, Marseille, France.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. Sweeney, and R. J. Williams. 1998.  "Developing Internet Web Sites for College Classes." Proceedings of the Alabama Academy of Science Annual Meeting.

 

Williams, R. J., G. L. Crawford, and R. Sweeney. 1998. "The Moderating Influence of Corporate Philanthropy on the Relationship Between Corporate Criminal Activity and Corporate Reputation." Proceedings of the Alabama Academy of Science Annual Meeting.

 

Sweeney, R., G. L. Crawford, and R. J. Williams. 1998. "The Contrast/Inertia Model for Information Processing and its Application to Systems Analysis and Design." Proceedings of the Alabama Academy of Science Annual Meeting.

 

Williams, R. J., G. L. Crawford, and N. B. Thorne. 1997. "Managers' Business School Education and Military Service: Possible Links to Corporate Criminal Activity." Proceedings of the Southeastern Chapter of INFORMS Annual Meeting.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, and N. B. Thorne. 1997.  "MBA Graduates and Their Propensities Toward Corporate Criminal Activity." Proceedings of the Alabama Academy of Science Annual Meeting.

 

Williams, R. J., G. L. Crawford, and N. B. Thorne. 1997. "A Look at Managers' Illegal Activities by Functional Discipline." Proceedings of the Alabama Academy of Science Annual Meeting.

 

Thorne, N. B., R. J. Williams, and G. L. Crawford. 1997. "Prior Military Service and Corporate Ethical Conduct:  An Examination of Relationships." Proceedings of the Alabama Academy of Science Annual Meeting.

 

Crawford, G. L., and R. J. Williams. 1996.  "Marketing University and College Level Educational Services to International Students." Proceedings of the Multicultural Marketing Conference Annual Meeting, Academy of Marketing Science.

 

Crawford, G. L., and R. J. Williams. 1996. "University Marketing: Using Factor Analysis to Determine Segmentation Strategy in the Recruiting and Retention of Students." Proceedings of the Southeastern Chapter of INFORMS Annual Meeting.

 

Absher, R. K., and R. J. Williams. 1996. "Gender Positioning of Discount Stores: Key Considerations in Appealing to the Baby Busters Generation." Proceedings of the Southwest Business Symposium Annual Meeting.

 

Absher, R. K., and R. J. Williams. 1996. "Twenty Somethings:  Preferences in Selecting a Discount Store." Proceedings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Annual Meeting.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, and L. Rychtanek. 1996. "A Business View of Economics Education: The Need to Balance Application and Theory in the Classroom." Proceedings of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, and W. S. Stewart. 1996. "Interactive Teaching and Course Content: Are We Teaching the Right Things in Schools of Business?"  Proceedings of the World Association for Case Method Research and Application (WACRA) Annual Meeting, Warsaw, Poland.

 

Crawford, G. L., and R. J. Williams. 1996. "Meeting the Needs of Employers: Alternatives to Consider in Business School Curriculum Development and Teaching." Proceedings of the Bayer International Conference.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, C. Hale, and R. K. Absher. 1996. "College Selection Factors and University Marketing: Four Perspectives to Consider." Proceedings of the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Annual Meeting.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, C. Hale, and R. K. Absher. 1996. "The Business School Curriculum: Responding to Employer Needs."  Proceedings of the Southwest Business Symposium Annual Meeting.

 

Crocker, M. S., G. L. Crawford, R. J. Williams, and R. K. Absher. 1996. "Qualities Sought By Businesses in Selecting New Entry-Level, College Trained Employees: Implications For Business Schools." Business Research Yearbook, International Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Meeting.

 

Williams, R. J., and R. K. Absher. 1996. "Will Dual Gender Positioning of Discount Stores be Possible with the Baby Busters?" Proceedings of the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Annual Meeting.

 

Crawford, G. L., R. J. Williams, and W. S. Stewart. 1995. "An Examination of Two College Based Small Business Programs:  SBI and SCORE." Proceedings of the Southeastern Chapter of INFORMS Annual Meeting.

 

Gatlin, K., R. K. Absher, and R. J. Williams. 1995. "Seeking the Cloud's Silver Lining:  Managing Publicity During a Crisis."  Proceedings of the Southeastern Chapter of INFORMS Annual Meeting.

 

Lamont, B. T., and R. J. Williams. 1992. "M‑Form Implementation and Performance:  The Impact of Firm Strategy and Implementation Speed."  Proceedings of the Southern Management Association Annual Meeting.

  

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Teaching Interests:                    Business Policy

                                                Production and Operations Management

                                                Organization Theory

                                                General Management

                                                Quantitative Methods

 

Research Interests:                    Top Management Teams

                                                Organizational Governance Structures

                                                Business Ethics

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2006            Quality Research Award, Langdale College of Business, Valdosta State University. 

 

2005            Quality Research Award, Langdale College of Business, Valdosta State University. 

 

2004            Quality Research Award, Langdale College of Business, Valdosta State University. 

 

2003            Quality Research Award, Langdale College of Business, Valdosta State University.

 

2002            Selected as Senior Research Associate for the 2002-2003 academic year, College of Business, University of North Alabama.

 

1999            College of Business Academic Excellence Award for Scholarly Activities and Achievement, University of North Alabama.

 

1998            Outstanding Paper Award for the Social Issues, Women in Management, and Ethics Track, Southern     Management Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

 

1986            Honor Staff Award For Institutional Service, Georgia Military College.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

        Member - Academy of Management

 

        Member - Southern Management Association

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Session Chair, Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, Human Resources/Services (Hospitality, Health Care, Public Sector) Track, 1997.

 

Reviewer:  Business Policy and Planning Track, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003.

 

Ad hoc reviewer:  Journal of Business Ethics, 2007.

 

Ad hoc reviewer:  Journal of Applied Business Research, 2006.

 

Ad hoc reviewer:  Journal of Business Strategies, 2006.

 

Ad hoc reviewer:  Human Relations, 2003.

 

Ad hoc reviewer:  International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 1995, 1996.

 

Ad hoc reviewer:  Journal of Managerial Issues, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.

 

Ad hoc reviewer:  Journal of Business, Industry and Economics, 2004, 2005, 2007.

 

 

REFERENCES:      Furnished upon request.